PRAYER FOR THE FUTURE
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19
Make a way ~ To put in place, cause, set.
Jesus, I’ve been sitting at Your feet for a long time. You’re the best teacher I’ve ever known. You know when to reveal a truth and when to ask leading questions so that I discover divine wisdom. You are not a God who delights to see His children flounder. You promise very clear direction and have so many creative ways to bring the answers to us.
I learned that You can do a new thing no matter how old I am. I learned that just because things have always been a certain way doesn’t mean they will stay that way. I learned that just because people have always acted a certain way doesn’t mean You can’t change them. I’ve seen You turn my life upside down, changing me from decades of hopeless thinking. I’ve seen You deliver and heal people I love; some even in their old age. You do make a way in the wilderness. You are the God of new things.
I am at a new faith crossroads. I’ve never been in this particular place before. Whatever has been familiar and predictable is missing. It looks like the land of no provision, a desert, and the answers for how to make my way is unclear. I’m afraid. I don’t have the power to transform the landscape of nothingness.
I spread out the future before You. There is a harvest and I am Your laborer. It is clear that, though I see a desert, You are making a new road. Put up road signs so that I don’t miss it. Let me hear the sounds of a roaring river, the rivers of Your provision. When my faith would fail me, I review our history. You have never failed me! You are wealthy beyond measure to give whatever I might need on this trek into unfamiliar territory.
I’m looking for the footprints of sandaled feet. I follow You – and I know that I don’t need to see down the road. You do. Show me the next step. Amen